Andalusian folklore is present throughout Federico García Lorca's works. Characteristic vocabulary, customs and superstitions populate many of the writer's works. And, in fact, many poems by Lorca have become part of Andalusian folklore and other parts of Spain thanks to songs.
For instance, in La Casa de Bernarda Alba, Lorca echoes the custom of wearing black and spent a certain amount of time in reclusion inside house during the mourning period (the time varied depending on the grade of relation between the mourner and the deceased) It was a very extended use that also included the prohibition of eating sweets or even certain fruits (watermelon, cherries or strawberries was forbidden for their red colour)
Flamenco was also part of his works, particularly symbols as the moon, ropes, knives, omens...
Did you notice it? Have you read a poem or a play and wonder the symbolism behind a word?
Is there a writer in your country who based his work on folklore?
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